The Ivy Hotel
What We Love
- California king beds in every room
- The hotel’s sumptuous cosmopolitan bistro, Magdalena—one of Baltimore’s best
- Its prestigious Mount Vernon location
- Every room is furnished with a collection of classic novels, best enjoyed by the fireplace
What To Know
- The hotel car is readily available to take guests anywhere across the city, free of charge
- Bringing your pet along? The property thoughtfully provides crates, beds, and even walking services
- Breakfast and high tea is included in the rate
- Guests are treated to a historical property tour upon arrival
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
It took a five-year renovation to transform this former banker’s residence, a Gilded Age mansion in Baltimore’s most prized locale, into a breathtaking establishment. With an enviable collection of vintage books, a 19th-century pool table, and stained-glass windows, there are scores of antiques to sift through during your stay—though we wouldn’t fault you for hunkering down in your stately digs, with views of Mount Vernon’s signature slate roofs, and snuggling up by the petite fireplace instead. When you’re ready to venture out, you’ll have your pick of revered neighborhood hot spots like the symphony hall or the Maryland Historical Society (home to the original copy of “The Star-Spangled Banner”). For a trip to the Inner Harbor, a 15-minute ride away, summon the hotel’s private car service.
No two rooms are alike at this esoteric property, though all come with canopy beds and cashmere blankets. The hotel’s very inclusive amenity policy means in-room perks, like the generously stocked minibar filled with local brews and sweet treats by Californian confectioner TCHO, are included as part of your stay.
Sample global bistro fare (Korean-style wagyu flank steak; shaved truffle risotto topped with a poached and fried egg) in one of five dining spaces at the hotel’s fine-dining spot, Magdalena. Whether you’re feasting in the Garden Room surrounded by potted plants and courtyard views or the spacious Wine Cellar, your surroundings will be as cultured as the cuisine.
Baltimore’s oldest neighborhood makes the perfect backdrop for this old-school stunner. Just north of downtown, Mount Vernon, the city’s cultural nucleus, is a classy succession of cobblestoned streets and a slew of museums and galleries.
How to Get There
We had a great experience! Not your typical hotel where you may feel like one of the crowd. You get the attention needed to make it feel very personal.
While it is in the city you do not hear much if any of the city sounds. The outdoor seating, available to the hotel guests only, is a great place to relax and unwind with a drink from the complimentary bar before or after dinner. All the common spaces within the hotel are comfortable and inviting. We did not leave the hotel during our one night stay, and are very happy with that decision.
Very much look forward to finding a reason to return.
Love is in the details at The Ivy Hotel. My husband and I enjoyed a staycation—-just 12 minutes from our Baltimore city home. The incredible staff (mad props to Simon, Donnie, Josh, Karina), decor, food—I don’t even know where to begin. It was worth EVERY penny! And The Magdalena food and staff—a truly memorable experience. We’re already planning our next visit!
Amazing experience and awesome staff! We celebrated our 20th Anniversary and it could not have been a better experience! From check in to check out, from the welcome and personal attention and the detail given to us was nothing short of amazing! Also dinner at Magdalena was excellent. We will return again and will visit the spa!